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Check out the awesome finalists for the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign Brand Jamming contest and vote for your favorite ad, slogan, or video.

Whether hilarious or heartbreaking, the contest entries' brilliant words and images urge Hershey to end child, forced, and trafficked labor in its cocoa supply chain.

The competition is looking pretty fierce, so be sure to vote today.

Take Action:

1. The LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for your favorite brand jam entries is midnight tomorrow: Tuesday, April 26th, at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/703/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=1194,

2. Invite others to vote by forwarding this email, posting on facebook or tweeting.  Sample tweets:

  • Brand Jam Contest Winner Will Receive $1,000! Your vote helps decide winner. 1 day left so vote today: http://ow.ly/4CSKj #fairtrade Plz RT
  • Help decide winner of brand jam contest featuring mock ads that pressure Hershey to go #fairtrade. Vote today: http://ow.ly/4CSKj Plz RT

3. Help ensure that Hershey gets the message.  

  • Please sign this online petition to send a clear message to Hershey investors at the annual shareholder's meeting Thursday that consumers like you will not tolerate child and forced labor and trafficking in the cocoa industry.  
  • Write a message on Hershey's Facebook Wall asking the company to end child labor in its cocoa supply chain and go Fair Trade, and be sure to include a link to the Hershey petition, so other visitors can sign.  You can also write messages on the Facebook Wall for any Hershey product, like Hershey's Kisses or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

We will announce the brand jamming contest winners in just 3 days on Thursday, April 28th, the same day as Hershey’s shareholder meeting.  The winner in each category will receive a Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, and the overall winner will receive a $1000 grand prize. How sweet is that?

Thanks again to everyone who has participated in the Hershey contest, either but submitting an entry or by voting.

For more information on the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign, Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Chocolate Campaign, and our programs for educators and youth, please visit www.globalexchange.org/cocoa.

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